What you need to know about eyelash extensions
Author: MUAH Beauty
Eyelash extensions have truly revolutionised the world of cosmetics. This new product is currently experiencing a phenomenal growth in popularity and has established itself around the world, particularly in the Canada, United States, Europe, and Australia. It’s no mystery that the eyes are the first thing people look at, “smile with your eyes” With the Eyelash Extensions, your eyes will appear brighter, bigger and sexier. Women love looking refreshed first thing in the morning, and feel no need for much makeup other than fluttering your set of Eye Lashes. Guess what? You can swim in these, that’s right, chuck that mascara or strip lashes away and swim stress and worry free! We know we feel so much prettier, it’s our BEST KEPT SECRET and probably will be yours.
Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent and are applied individually lash by lash. Each eyelash extension is permanently bonded to a single natural eyelash when the natural lash sheds due to the growth cycle, the eyelash extension will shed with it.
About the Procedure
Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions are single strands of synthetic lashes that are attached one-by-one to your own natural lashes. Each synthetic strand is tapered at the tip with a thick base and curled to replicate a natural lash. The Lash Stylists meticulously and delicately attach one lash extension, to one natural lash, one at a time for a total of 60 to 120 lash extensions per eye.
Clients are comfortably reclined on an esthetic bed with their eyes closed, and lower lashes are covered to prevent the top lashes from adhering to the bottom lashes. The procedure is often referred to as “Beauty Sleep” as it is non-invasive, painless and so relaxing that clients typically then awaken to lush, beautiful lashes.
During the application, the Lash Stylist will isolate one natural lash and attach one lash extensions to the isolated hair about 1mm from the eyelid so that none of the eyelash extensions actually touch the skin or stick to each other.
The procedure typically takes anywhere from 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours, depending on the number of lashes being applied per eye.
The look can last indefinitely with 45-60 minutes Re-lash appointments every 3 weeks. Like your scalp hair, natural eyelashes grow and shed in a cycle, which is typically about 60 days (2 months). When a natural eyelash matures and falls out, a new eyelash has already been growing and quickly replaces it. People typically shed between 1 to 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. When properly applied, the eyelash extensions will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. Re-lash appointments are necessary to replenish the fallen hairs and maintain the look.
Here is a great article on the Huffington Post in regards to Lash Extensions
How long do they last?
Each eyelash hair grows at its own rate and each eyelash hair is at a different point in its cycle. Naturally, your eyelash cycle lasts approx. 60-90 days and a new lash grows in. Typically a new set of eyelash extensions should last you anywhere between 2-3 weeks with the proper maintenance by the client.
How should I prepare for my Eyelash appointment?
remove all makeup including foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, eye creams and eye serums
do not wear contacts to your appointment, wear glasses instead
do not curl your eyelashes on the day of your appointment
do not receive chemical treatments to your eyelashes, such as tinting or perming within 48 hours prior to your appointment
How do I maintain my new set of lashes?
For the first 24 hours, do not get your lashes wet. Avoid taking showers and take baths instead. Also avoid swimming, saunas and facials. You can continue to wash your face but work around the eyes. Try to refrain using products with oil, as it will strip the bond and shorten the lifespan of your eyelash extensions.
How do I sleep at night?
Any type of rubbing or tugging will shorten the lifespan of your lashes, it’s best that you try to avoid this as much as possible.
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